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Yunnan Road

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Yunnan Road is a mecca for delicious and authentic local food and street snacks.

Restaurants and stalls here focus on Shanghai and Sichuan cuisines, all with their own signature dishes and distinctive flavours. There is no Western food in sight.

Try the delicious and traditional dishes of hotpots, dumplings and fresh noodles, Beijing roast duck, spare ribs and chicken with dipping sauces. Or, if you are more adventurous, give the unusual but tasty duck's tongue or deep fried scorpion a go.

Lined with restaurant canopies, lanterns and neon signs, Yunnan Road was historically Shanghai's culinary centre but fell into disrepair. Since its restoration it is once again widely considered to be the city's best street for food.

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